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President Obama and Governor Romney: It's Time to Speak With Our Generation

(2) Comments | Posted August 28, 2012 | 9:48 AM

In any report about young voters and the 2012 election, you may have stumbled upon a few of these descriptions: "disengaged," "unenthusiastic," "disillusioned."

Speaking on behalf of students across the country: it's a fair critique. Politics can be pretty discouraging. Only 29 percent of our generation believes we...

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The Debt Ceiling: A Primer for College Students

(1) Comments | Posted July 13, 2011 | 12:33 PM

OK, let's be honest. You're a college student. It's summertime, and you're busy. Maybe it's an internship, maybe it's study abroad or maybe it's just relaxing by the pool. In your crazy schedule, you haven't quite kept up with the news as you should have. You've heard things about the...

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The Real Education Begins Now

(1) Comments | Posted May 31, 2011 | 5:25 PM

A reflection

Last month, I received an official paper emblem attesting to my academic worthiness. Congratulations were exchanged and I added a Bachelor's degree to my resume. But after all the pictures were snapped, mortar boards thrown and celebratory statements made, I wondered to myself: What is the real...

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How Did Students Respond to Osama's Death at Different Colleges?

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2011 | 3:51 AM

On Sunday night, President Obama announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed in Pakistan -- and college students celebrated. Check out our compilation of reports from NGJ staffers across the country.

Tulane University (Jared Sichel)

Hundreds of students poured into a quad around dorms and began chanting "U.S.A.!!" ROTC...

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Community Involvement: A Duty for College Students?

(4) Comments | Posted April 21, 2011 | 9:07 PM

Do college students have a duty to be involved in their surrounding communities? In The Forum, NextGen Journal's Kathleen Toohill and Rohan Smith offer their thoughts. Check it out here, then click over to NGJ to join the conversation.

Kathleen Toohill (University of Notre Dame):

It's easy to get caught...

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